Lowrys Guidon #1

At the start of 1972, Lowrys Hobbies was a successful mail-order store for wargamers. However, the catalog was going out of date faster than it could easily be revised, so a supplement with updates and corrections was provided.

It also contained a short editorial giving news about the business, and two articles. In the normal course of events, it would have started picking up more articles, and expanded until it became an actual magazine.

Instead, Panzerfaust was purchased from Don Greenwood just a few months later. Lowrys Guidon ran for nine issues, and did pick up more content, but was mostly a catalog supplement the entire time.

How Can War Be a Game? * Gary Gygax (reprinted in An Introduction to Wargaming, and the 1972 catalog)
Modeller’s Corner: Grizzly Bear * Editor

And five-plus pages of thoroughly out-of-date listings for Airfix, Tamiya, Monogram, and Nitto model kits; GHQ micro-armor, and 20mm Napoleonics; Old Guard, Cavalier, Bachman, and Bussler miniatures; Fast Rules, Zocchi’s Battle of Britain, and Presstype.

Available at Wargame Vault.

2 thoughts on “Lowrys Guidon #1”

    1. The current plan is for Lowrys Guidon to go up on the 15th of every other month (so, Feb, April, June, etc). There were nine issues (I need to correct myself elsewhere), and sadly, I do not have the full run. I have 1-5 and 8-9. I also have another but it is not marked with a number, so I don’t even know if it’s #6 or #7.

      If you come across anything for those middle issues of the Guidon, let me know! 🙂

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